Neutrogena - Acne Proofing Gel Cleanser

Neutrogena Acne Proofing Gel Cleanser

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
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87 /100
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What does the product description say?
"Acne Proofing Gel Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

It contains the following cleansing agents that tend to be harsh on the skin: benzalkonium chloride.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people sodium methyl cocoyl taurate.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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HIGH
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"Acne Proofing Gel Cleanser"
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This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
9% - 13.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
4.7% - 7%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
2.7% - 4.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 3.4%
1.6% - 2.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.2% - 1.9%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.1% - 1.6%
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 1.05%
0.45% - 1%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent (detergent). Also used as a preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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